June 17, 2021 Casino, Legal, Online, Partnerships

AGS makes its first reach into Canada

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Company enters real money online gaming market via Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.

Las Vegas-based commercial gaming supplier AGS on Thursday said it is expanding into the Canadian real money online gaming market through a partnership with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG).

AGS said its fan-favorite Golden Wins game now is live and available to play through OLG’s internet gaming site, OLG.ca.

The company said several additional games will launch over the next few months, including games that have been popular in land-based casinos across North America, including Bonanza Blast, Capital Gains, Fu Nan Fu Nu, Rakin Bacon!, and Vegas Stacks.

“We strive to give our OLG.ca customers enhanced choice and access to new, fresh, cutting-edge games in a safe and secure online environment, and we are confident that AGS will help deliver that for our players,” Dave Pridmore, OLG’s chief digital and strategy officer, said in a statement. “Introducing new digital suppliers such as AGS to Ontario enables us to deliver the experiences our players want while keeping those dollars in our province for the benefit of Ontarians. That is what sets us apart from competitors.”

AGS EVP of operations Matt Reback added, “We are excited about our first online launch in Canada and look forward to continuing to offer more games in OLG’s internet gaming site, OLG.ca, over the next few months. OLG has been a strong partner and supporter of AGS in land-based casinos, and we look forward to expanding our relationship with our growing library of online gaming content.”

AGS describes itself as a global company whose roots are firmly planted in the Class II Native American gaming market. It has become an all-inclusive commercial gaming supplier offering Class II and Class III slot products, a table products portfolio, real-money gaming platforms and content, and social casino solutions for operators and players.

OLG is a crown agency that develops gaming entertainment for the Province of Ontario. OLG conducts and manages land-based gaming facilities; the sale of province-wide lottery games; internet gaming; and the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centers, all in a socially responsible way, according to officials. OLG also is helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario.

Since 1975, OLG has provided approximately C$55 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities such as health care, the treatment and prevention of problem gambling, and support for amateur athletes. Each year, proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

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